China suggests President Trump switch to Huawei phones after wiretapping accusations

U.S. President Trump departs for Wisconsin from the White House in Washington

US officials believe China and Russia listening to Trump's calls

Citing several current and former White House officials, the article said that US intelligence agencies have assessed that China and Russian Federation are independently eavesdropping on Mr. Trump's cellphone calls.

China is eavesdropping on calls US President Donald Trump makes to personal friends on his private cellphone, The New York Times reported, singling out two Jewish businessmen.

"Seeing this report, I feel there are those in America who are working all-out to win the Oscar for best screenplay", Hua said at the ministry's regular briefing in Beijing on Thursday.

Lastly, Hua recommended "they should stop using any modern communication equipment and cut off contact with the outside" if they want to ensure absolute security.


But aides say the voluble president, who has been pressured into using his secure White House landline more often these days, has still refused to give up his iPhones.

The Times report, citing current and former officials, said Chinese spies have listened to Trump's iPhone calls and that the President's aides had told him Russian spies were listening regularly.

The comment is perhaps the most masterful troll of the New Cold War era, especially considering the many warnings from the US Congress that Huawei devices aren't secure and that the company is manipulated by the Chinese government. I think this is going to be it for President Trump.

According to The New York Times, aides and people who know Donald Trump said that it was only late past year that he finally began to regularly use his government-issued cellphone instead of his personal cellphone.


Trump's "phone security follows industry best practices and is closely managed under government supervision in conjunction with recommendations from industry partners", Gidley said, according to The Hill.

Trump has tweeted about the New York Times story again, claiming that he "rarely" uses a mobile phone. He says so in this morning's toilet tweets, sent from his iPhone.

In a tweet, Trump said the report was "soooo wrong!" and insisted "I only use Government Phones". "I like Hard Lines", he wrote.

She reported that the insecurity of Trump's calls could reveal classified information, his own exact location, and key insights into his state of mind.


Mr. Trumpreacted to the report through his Twitter account Thursday, labeling it "fake news". According to administration officials, Trump has two cell phones, one for Twitter and one for making calls, and has gone as long as five months without having the latter checked by security experts.

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